Australian singles chart:
Hotel California entered the Kent Music Report on 30 May 1977 and peaked at #60.
The song is on Hotel California which entered the Kent album charts on 13 December 1976. It hit the #1 spot on 17 January 1977 and remained on top for 12 weeks.
The Eagles won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for Hotel California at the 20th Grammy Awards in 1978.
The song is rated highly in many rock music lists and polls; Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 49 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_California
Written by Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley, Hotel California is about materialism and excess. California is used as the setting, but it could relate to anywhere in America. Don Henley in the London Daily Mail November 9, 2007 said: “Some of the wilder interpretations of that song have been amazing. It was really about the excesses of American culture and certain girls we knew. But it was also about the uneasy balance between art and commerce.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/eagles/hotel-california
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